Button Frame Magnets

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DIY Button Magnets

I’m the type of person that puts absolutely everything on my refrigerator. Photos, To-Do Lists, Postcards, they all go up where I can enjoy them every day. I’m constantly using one magnet to hold up many pieces of paper until it falls off the fridge.

Button Frame Magnets


These cute little button frames kill two birds with one stone. They help display a few pictures, and they can be used to hold up all those little odds and ends I can’t let go of.

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Easter Crafts

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Here in Portland spring came early, we’ve had a mixture of showers and flowers for the past few weeks, but I haven’t wanted to gloat about it until my friends and family in the NE could stand outside without snowshoes or skis. Now that it’s finally warming up and patches of grass are becoming visible again let’s gather our spring crafting supplies and welcome Spring – just in time for Easter!


This cheerful Easter card is a great way to use your favorite Spring colors and crafting supplies and wish a Happy Easter to friends and family. The Charmingly Creative Blog features a huge variety of Easter Cards that make such creative use of all our favorite Scrapbooking Supplies, including Paper Punches, Spellbinders Dies, and Stamps.

Getting Easter Supplies – Charmingly Creative

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Decoupage Furniture

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Since moving into my new house I have been on the look out for budget friendly decorating tips. I’ve been scouring antique malls for solid inexpensive furniture and searching the internet for inspiring tutorials to personalize and refurbish my furniture finds. Decoupage with favorite fabrics and card stock and Mod Podge seems like one of the most inexpensive, fun ways to make over furniture. Here are some of the best tutorials for projects I’m excited to try out.


I was reluctant about setting up my office and filing system until I found this great tutorial on making over metal file cabinets. What a brilliant idea, and a great way to inspire me to keep up with  my paperwork.

 Decoupage out of ControlSunflowerlin

This step by step tutorial offers valuable expertise and excellent tips for mastering the art of Decoupaging Furniture. I’d like to re-make a table like this one for my little niece who is just learning to read and write and loves crafting!

How to Decoupage FurnitureRefunk My Junk

I can’t wait to try the techniques used to remake this chest of drawers.  The process is a bit involved, but the tutorial is easy to follow and the end result is stunning!

Bow Front Bird ChestLindyCottageHill

I’m always finding fabric and saving it for when I’ll know how to use it, but the idea of actually ‘reupholstering’ furniture is completely out of my league, that’s why I love this craft! What a great, inexpensive way to use garage sale chairs and fun fabric to redecorate.

DIY “Upholstered Chair”All Things Thrify Posted by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Here’s another in depth tutorial on how to Decoupage Furniture. This one shows how to decoupage an entire chest of drawers. Now that I’ve seen this beauty, I need to find some pretty blue and white paper and/or fabric for my own furniture finds.

 Using Decoupage – Poppytalk

This tutorial uses Tin Foil to decoupage a nightstand. What a brilliant way to use what you have to create a much sought after style.

Tin Foil NightstandVintage Revivals 

DIY Canvas Wall Art

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I just moved into a new house from an apartment and I’m in need of some great wall decorating inspiration! As I was checking out the local antique shops I found some beautiful canvas art with post card images decoupaged onto them. They were on sale for $35 each. This got me thinking, I should be able to learn to make something like that… And so can you!


Looking to create personalized wall art using photos? This tutorial will teach you how to make canvas wall art with your own photos.


DIY Canvas Portrait (Part 2) - A Beautiful Mess

Do you find yourself enamored with paper napkin designs? Here is a great project that uses paper napkins and canvas to create beautiful wall art. These would look lovely in the kitchen, or guest room.

Torn Napkin Art Tiles DIY - Stone Gable Blog

I’m always looking for more ways to use leftover scrap booking paper. This will really showcase my favorite patterns!

Wall ArtThe True Confessions of a Pinterest Addict

My first love is for words. At first I didn’t like the idea of tearing pages out of a book, but you could also print pages of your favorite stories, poems or songs and use those. I just love the end result for over my bookshelves and night stands.

Book Page CanvasJones Design Company

This is a brilliant idea, and my favorite idea for DIY wall art so far! This was created using metallic paint and plaster. I especially like the effects of light and shading.

Metallic Three Panel Art - Young and Crafty Sisters

Here is some canvas art your kids can make too! All you need is canvas, watercolors, glue and salt.

Painting with Watercolors, Glue and Salt – Sweet Happy Life

Christmas Decorating Ideas

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I’m especially excited to decorate for the holidays this year because my husband and I are moving into our first house this week and hosting family and friends for Christmas! Things have been a bit hectic as you can imagine, but holiday crafting is still a pretty big priority since we’ll have company arriving in just nine days. I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday crafts to inspire you to make your home extra special this holiday season.

This layered canvas wreath is one of my all time favorite holiday wreaths. I made a similar one last year as a present for my sister using leftover scraps of card stock and blue and brown felt – because I didn’t have canvas on hand at the time. I just love all the colors and buttons.


Canvas Layers Holiday WreathAlisa Burke


I’ve been saving wine bottles since Thanksgiving to recycle into some beautiful table center pieces like these. Rosemary grows like a weed in Portland, so I like to trim the bushes and use rosemary stalks and holly branches in mine.

Altered Bottles – A TutorialSweet Something Designs

I’m always looking for a simple but unique window display – this one will definitely brighten your home from the inside and out. I especially like how inexpensive this one is to make. You might even have all the materials on hand. It’s also a great way to reuse extra ornaments.

Decorating with OrnamentsThe Budget Decorator

This snowy village is brilliant. I’m definitely going to try make some of these for my mantel display. I bet it would look great with accents of colored glitter as well.

Snowy Dollar VillageShabby Sweet Cottage

I make a few new yarn based wreaths every year, one for the door, another for over the mantle and extras for friends. Isn’t this design gorgeous? I especially like the addition of the little artificial bird. I’m always looking for a new way to use these.

Christmas Wreath – June Crafts, Kayanna 

These sock snow people are adorable and easy to make. Kids can even help with this one, by designing their own sock snow boys and girls. Great inexpensive decorating idea and such a fun way to use your socks!

Sock Snow PeopleTiny Bitz of Me

For more holiday decorating ideas, check out  Pine Cone Crafts  , Christmas Peppermint Stick Centerpiece, and Teeny Tiny Snow Village.

Thanksgiving Home Decor

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As I’m preparing for my Thanksgiving get-together, I’ve realized my recipes are ready to go, but my house is not! Here are some inspiring, fun Thanksgiving and Autumn themed decor to liven up your home, and especially your dinner table, right in time for your guests.

This one is for those of you who specialize in Paper Crafts. Wouldn’t this banner be lovely hanging over, or resting on the mantel?

Thankful Banner  – Chiaki Haverstick, StampingPro.com

These cinnamon stick wrapped candles are so easy and inexpensive to make and they look and smell wonderful!

Cinnamon Stick Candles - JustImagine.com


The kids can certainly help with this one, by finding and/or painting the acorns. You can fill a vase with them and add dahlias or mums to create center pieces or place them in candle holders or candy dishes to add festive flare to your decor.

How to Paint Acorns - Home Stories A to Z

These are brilliant ideas for decorating the entire table with materials you may have on hand, or can find easily and inexpensively. The overall effect is so warm and welcoming!

Fabulously Frugal Fall DecorOh So Lovely Blog

Especially if there will be a lot of kids at your table, these place holders are a great addition for brightening up your dinner table. They’re so friendly and cute, and the kids can even help make their own!

Place Card TurkeyKeeping it Simple

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Invitations

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

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From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Glow in the Dark Halloween Invitations

What is more fun than a party for Halloween?  This year, start the fun out by sending invitations that glow.  Add the spookiness to your party by creating glow in the dark invitations using Glow-In-The Dark Mod Podge.

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